Wednesday, 31 May 2006

Three words, two meanings

Some quite literate people often get this wrong:

Loathe, v.t. detest, regard with disgust [OE lathian]
Example: I really loathe him and his awful wife

Loath, loth, pred. a. unwilling, disinclined [OE lath]
I am loath to vote for his lousy party wor_pol_

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